All From One Speech

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is holding a campaign rally in Mississippi. Quotes and fact checks in this thread.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump, in Mississippi, boasts that the Mississippi unemployment has hit the lowest rate it’s ever been. That’s not true anymore after a recent increase; it was lower in the late Clinton/early Bush eras.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump repeats the comment of someone in the crowd who apparently pronounced him “the best president we’ve ever had.” There is a big cheer and a chant of four more years.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): “He left us 142 openings” on the judiciary, Trump says of Obama. “Can you believe that?” It was 104, largely on account of McConnell’s obstruction strategy.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump, talking Baghdadi, says American special operators “punched out his ticket to hell, I guess you could say.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump repeats his claim that Baghdadi spent his final moments “trembling” and “crying.” The NYT just posted a story about how defense officials haven’t seen any evidence of this — no video or audio, no after-action reports, nothing.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump: “While we’re creating jobs and killing terrorists, the Democrat Party has gone completely insane.” He then talks about how the Academy Awards “failed” because it “disrespected us.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump calls the Washington Post a “horrible newspaper. Fake, fake, fake.” He decries Democrats’ impeachment push as “deranged” and “outrageous.” He says the “angry majority” will therefore vote many Democrats out of office.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump misrepresents Rep. Al Green’s quote about impeaching Trump, claiming Green said, “We’ve gotta impeach him because we can’t beat him.” Green said he was concerned Trump would win if he wasn’t impeached; he’s never said “we can’t beat him,” as Trump keeps saying.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump decries “the lying. The falsifying. Over the past three years, PLUS.” He says, “Remember this: truth is a force of nature.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Clinton’s emails. Lock Her Up chant.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump, decrying Clinton’s recent comments, says he doesn’t know who Tulsi Gabbard is but knows she isn’t an agent of Russia, and he knows Jill Stein is a “Greenie” but that’s fine, everyone in this room loves the environment.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump: “…The Apprentice. And it was a big success. Fourteen seasons. And when I left, Crazy Arnold took over. It didn’t do too well. It was dead. It was dead from the first episode. I saw, I said, what have they done to this beautiful show?”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump boasts of beating “the Clinton dynasty, the Bush dynasty, the President Barack Hussein Obama dynasty.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says the only time he’s ever seen Obama work hard is when he was trying to beat Trump in the election.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): It’s been a while since Trump has invoked Obama’s middle name as he just did. Not sure, offhand, that he’s previously done so as president.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump calls Biden “very slow…very slow.” He says, “He’s gotten slower and slower. I’m afraid if he gets the nomination, he’ll be so slowww, we’ll have the lowest-rated debates in history.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump calls Beto O’Rourke “pathetic.” He says, at length, that O’Rourke had flailing arm gestures. He said he asked, “What is he on?”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump: “Anybody that says they’re a great salesman, usually they’re not a very good salesman.” He is criticizing O’Rourke for boasting too much about himself, saying that people who boast aren’t the ones with the real ability.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is bashing the media. He scoffs at the idea he could possibly have asked Ukraine for help with an election against someone as pitiful as Biden, after it was so “easy” for him to beat Clinton and Obama.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: “I don’t know who he is. I don’t know his name until I look down – the card, I see.” The call was in July, two months after Zelensky took office.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says he made the Ukraine call “at the behest of — people,” who asked “could you call and say hello.”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump: “I’m an honest person anyway,” but obviously I wouldn’t say anything inappropriate with so many people on the call.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says Democrats are trying to “delegitimatize” the election.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says he’s going to do a Biden impression but he has to speak very slow (?). He is doing an impression of the 2018 video of Biden at an event explaining how he pressured Ukraine to fire a chief prosecutor (who was widely considered unwilling to prosecute corruption).

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is mocking CNN anchors.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says O’Rourke “quit like a dog.” He says O’Rourke “wasn’t smart.” He says he was talking tonight to the First Lady about O’Rourke tonight.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is inaccurately describing the photo of Biden golfing with his son and associates. Biden never claimed to have never met his son’s business partner, a fellow Burisma board member. Trump is (more implicitly this time) wrongly suggesting he was a Burisma exec of some sort.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is bashing CNN at great length. “We need honesty with our media,” he says to cheers. “We need honesty.” He adds that he threw the (physical) Washington Post and New York Times out of the White House. He then goes back to Hunter Biden.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump says a Democrat would get much more credit for killing Baghdadi: “With me, they don’t even wanna – they actually played it down. And actually, and I’m happy about this — Conan, the dog, got more publicity than me. And I’m very happy about that. I’m very…”

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump is complaining about how quickly he claims the Baghdadi story has vanished (I still see a buncha coverage, I don’t know). He says Obama would’ve gotten seven months of coverage. He mocks Obama again for leaving him judicial vacancies.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): These lies are so crazy to me: Trump, as he has multiple times before, looked at the back of the room and claimed he just saw CNN had turned off its camera — “the red light” went off, he said — as he was bashing CNN. CNN did not turn off any camera.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump falsely claims China “never gave us 10 cents, they only took.” Even aside from their hundreds of billions of purchases of US products, the US has collected billions in tariffs on Chinese imports — again, paid by Americans — for years.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Since I’m now at CNN and can ask people about these things: there is not even a lights that goes on and off on these cameras, as Trump has repeatedly claimed in this repeat lie.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump boasts about how many billions in aid he has given farmers hurt by his trade war. He adds, “You think OBAMA would do that? I don’t think so.” Obama fixation at a high level right now.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump complains about how Adam Schiff has immunity for things he said in Congress. He said he learned this after he publicly said he was wanted to sue Schiff.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump refers again to “Barack Hussein Obama.” This seems to be a deliberate thing tonight in Mississippi.

Daniel Dale (@ddale8): Trump claims again that Stacey Abrams had not only Barack Obama but Michelle Obama campaigning for her. Michelle Obama did not campaign for Abrams at all.

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